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Anchor Cottage Freshwater Decor Decorating Store

For absolutely everything "Freshwater Decor" head to Anchor Cottage. Located in Uptown Suttons Bay Michigan, Anchor Cottage carries Pine Cone Hill bedding, Dash & Albert rugs, Emma Bridgwater tabletop, Crabtree & Evelyn bubble bath. Gifts and antiques with a nautical flair. We do special orders and shipping all over the United States. E-mail us at shop@anchorcottage.net. Can't wait to hear from you!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

That Golden Moment

That golden moment when all that shimmers in the wind is light.

Yes, this is one of the buildings on our back 40!

A vignette of decay, poised by Mother Nature.

Rustle, rustle, rustle...shimmering in the breath of air...

a path of light appears.

Of green and gold and gray, across the land, as it rolls away.

Through branches the beams of light ignite.

A fern of dancing green.

The meadow beyond.

An elderly Maple and its seedlings, of many generations, surround.

A floor of leaves, say it fast and it sounds like "leaving for Florida"!

Woodland friends.

Soft underfoot, a spectrum of greens to the eye.

Beech tree leaves.

My woodland friend had a birthday this week and these are his tomatoes from our garden.

He is now the proud owner of a couple new frying pans!!

Happy Birthday sweetheart and thank you for the walk in the woods.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

How Many Rs In Decorating?


Can you think of any more? Let me know if you do. Have a great weekend, the fall colors are glorious this year!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Fall Is A Cozy Time Of Year

Black and creme graphics against a Topaz of oranges.

Woven grass baskets, copper and horn.

Black tapers in hand turned candlesticks.

French, English and Indiana pottery.

Hand painted Christmas plates.

English in a basket.

By the fire in the study.

Honey colored wood.

Rich blue woven stripes.

Black and white graphic.

Under foot.

Time to put the garden away for the year.

Bright cheer.

Hand hammered copper lamps.

Look what the storm blew in.

Coho, Chinook, Trout, Big Mouth Bass and Smallmouth Bass.

Cabin rug.

Jewels for sale.
Come in, shake the rain off and I will make some tea.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sunday At The Beach

That piece of land out there is known as "Whaleback". One long moraine that was left by the glaciers as they receded. It wraps itself around Good Harbor Bay. 

The clarity of the water as the low, autumn sun shines through the lapping waves. 

Light, water and sand.

I liked the way the camera focused on the moving water.

The water was incredibly clear Sunday and the sun was very low on the horizon. Fall is in the air.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Early Morning Inspirations

I have never seen such exquisite embroidery.
Bohemian Market Basket – Black {The Little Market}
I always like tan and black graphic patterns. 
Fall colors.
When it's gloomy outside, bring #nature in with this garden inspired #shower curtain
The next time I see a fabric to die for with a 4ft repeat I will now know what to make with it to show off the pattern.
I Really Like Their Style // funny pictures - funny photos - funny images - funny pics - funny quotes - #lol #humor #funnypictures
I have to laugh, this time of year, at the shop, it's hard to stay focused on the job when it's so pretty outside and I just want a walk on the beach in the sunshine and solitude.

Be happy today.